Chris Brown Denied Entry to Canada, Forced to Cancel Shows

Chris Brown and Trey Songz "Between The Sheets" Tour - Brooklyn

Chris Brown announced to his fans via Twitter that he had to cancel “Between the Sheets Tour”  dates in Canada because he was denied entry by the country.

“Unfortunately I will not be able to perform in front of sold out crowds in Montreal & Toronto,” Breezy wrote in the tweeted-then-deleted posts. “The good people of the Canadian government wouldn’t allow me entry. I’ll be back this summer and will hopefully see all my Canadian fans!”

The Grammy-winning R&B singer was scheduled to perform at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Tuesday and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Wednesday night.

Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for Brown, confirmed Canadian immigration officials denied him entry. Perna said Brown can apply to return at a later date and plans to do so.

Concert promoter Live Nation also confirmed the cancellation in a statement that said shows have been canceled “due to immigration issues” and refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Stephane Malepart, a spokesman for Canada Border Services, said the country’s privacy act prevents him from commenting on any individual case, but said several factors are used in determining admissibility, including involvement in criminal activity.

Brown was jailed for nearly three months last year for violating his probation by getting into an altercation outside a hotel in Washington. The singer was on probation from the 2009 attack of his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

The “Between the Sheets Tour” has been plagued with cancellations due to Brown’s legal issues. Last month, the “Loyal” singer was forced to cancel multiple tour dates because a judge would not give him permission to tour without completing 100 hours of community service.

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